The Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Centers Coordination Center

The Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Centers Coordination Center

Critical to the success of the NIH BD2K Initiative is a specialized entity for promoting common interests and ensuring sustained impact of innovations birthed by the multiple BD2K Centers of Excellence (COEs). Both the immediate and long-term success of the BD2K Initiative is dependent upon how developed resources and tools are shared, integrated and mobilized, as well as effectively adopted by the broad scientific community. UCLA is home to the BD2K Centers-Coordinating Center (CCC). The UCLA BD2K CCC offers unique advocatory skills to catalyze the collective success of the COEs, providing support for biannual joint meetings, promoting BD2K COE achievements, construction of a resource index, and settings standard practices across the COEs. A primary role of the CCC is to engage and integrate the efforts of the many COEs, relevant BD2K Working Groups, and to a greater extent, the broader scientific community.